Timothy L Fitzgerald, MD

  • Surgery (General Surgery)
Timothy L Fitzgerald

I am the Director of MMC’s Surgical Oncology program and lead a team that includes general surgical, thoracic, endocrine and breast oncological surgeons, as well as advanced practice providers. The division has a total of 17 providers dedicated to caring for cancer patients. Before arriving in Maine, I was Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology at East Carolina University, where I specialized in complex GI, HPB, robotic and soft tissue surgery. After medical school and surgical residency, I completed a fellowship in complex surgical oncology at the University of Toronto. I have published more than 120 abstracts and manuscripts, and my research interests include quality improvement, enhanced recovery and evidence-based practice. I was attracted to surgical oncology because it involves patient-centered, team-based care that is designed to cure or improve quality of life. I value the privilege of establishing long-term relationships with patients, often during the most difficult time in their life.

Languages spoken
Special areas of focus
Gastrointestinal Cancer, Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy, Liver Disorders, Melanoma, Pancreas Cancer, Peritoneal based Malignancies, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer
Hospital affiliations
Southern Maine Health Care since 2021
Maine Medical Center since 2017
MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization since 2017
MaineHealth Maine Medical Center since 2017

Education and Credentials

Board Certification
Surgery (General Surgery), 2001
Medical Sciences Building University of Toronto, Surgical Oncology, 2002
Medstar-Washington Hospital Center, 2000
University of North Carolina School of Medicine GME, 1996
Medical School
University of Michigan Medical School, Doctor of Medicine (MD), 1994

Where I Provide Care

Primary Office

MaineHealth Surgical Care - Portland

887 Congress St.
Suite 400
Portland, ME 04102